Alberto Ramos, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has written a corresponding editorial to the much publicized study that indicates people who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke. These findings and Ramos’ editorial “Is Sleep Duration a Risk Factor for Stroke?” were published in the February 25 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The study found that people who slept more than eight hours a night, called long sleepers, were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than people who slept six to eight hours a night, which was considered an average amount of sleep. People who shifted over time from sleeping less than six hours a night to sleeping more than eight hours a night were nearly four times more likely to have a stroke as people who consistently slept an average amount.
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team has uncovered a key mechanism in the development of vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries, valves or plaque – a disorder that affects millions of people.
Teshamae Monteith, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was among elite company at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international organization dedicated to “advancing science for the benefit of all people.” The meeting is the world’s largest scientific conference.
Florida Blue has honored University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, with a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery. UMH is among the first hospitals to receive the new designation.
Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D., Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and Seung-Uon Shin, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Division, have been awarded a grant that will help develop a new approach to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Medical alumni from around the country will gather on the Miller School of Medicine campus and at the Biltmore Hotel March 6–8 for Medical Alumni Weekend 2015. The annual event will celebrate the medical school’s past, present and future with three days of activities dedicated to ushering in a new generation of UM physicians, sharing recent advances in research and patient care, and bringing together former classmates.